Our favorite AMD Radeon RX VEGA GPU miner for Cryptonight has been updated to version 1.0.0 and the new version brings support for new variations of the algorithm as well as some additional performance improvements. Prior to the latest version Cast XMR had support for CryptoNight, CryptoNight V7 and CryptoNight Heavy, the latest version also adds support for CryptoNight Lite, CryptoNightV7 Lite and CryptoNight Lite IPBC, so you are covered with pretty much all variations. There is also a new command line option --maxmem that can increase performance up to 3% by allocating the full memory of the video card, so you can experiment with that as well.

Cast XMR Supported CryptoNight Algorithms:
– CryptoNight: --algo=0
– CryptoNight V7: --algo=1
– CryptoNight Heavy: --algo=2
– CryptoNight Lite: --algo=3
– CryptoNightV7 Lite: --algo=4
– CryptoNight Lite IPBC: --algo=5

We are reminding you that Cast XMR is a closed source miner available only for Windows (64-bit) and that there is 1.5% developer fee included to support the further development of the software, so if you are not Ok with any of these you can go for an alternative miner solution. Cast XMR is still one of the fastest VEGA miners and the development track record justifies the dev fee in our opinion and you can of course also use the miner on other ADM Radeon RX GPUs with at least 4GB video memory.

To download the latest Cast XRM 1.0.0 miner for CryptoNight mining on AMD GPUs…

It seems that Bitmain is not over with new releases of ASIC miners, this time however the release may be only for the Asian market (now available on the English website as well) in the form of the new Antminer B3 ASIC miner for Bytom (BTM). The new Bitmain Antminer B3 is supposed to offer 780 H/s mining hashrate with 360 Watts of power usage and cost about $2700 USD with shipments starting tomorrow for a limited number of units (2500 only). What is more interesting here is that Bytom (BTM) is just launching their main network later today and mining will be just starting, so having and ASIC miner ready for pretty much the start of a crypto coin is something new. Then again Bytom has listed Bitmain as one of their partners on the website of the project, so that may actually not be of a much surprise.

Update: The Bytom (BTM) main network has launched and the coin can be mined from within the Bytom wallet with CPU only for the moment, or by using any of the Bitmain B3 ASIC miners that are apparently already on the network, no GPU mining is possible for the moment as there are no AMD/Nvidia GPU miners currently available and with ASICs already available CPU mining might not be worth it and the same may go for GPU mining as well (depends on performance).

If you are interested in more information about the Bytom (BTM) project….

There seems to be a new tool from OhGodACompany called OhGodAnETHlargementPill presented in a bit funny and confusing way that does wonders for Nvidia-based GPUs with GDDR5X memory like GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti for Ethash-based crypto coins. The “magic” tool is available for both Linux and Windows and all you need to do to increase your Ethereum (ETH) hashrate or that of another Ethash-based crypto coin up to about 50 MHS on a single GTX 1080 Ti (up to about 40 MHs on GTX 1080) is to have it running along with your miner. We have done a quick test with Claymore’s Dual ETH miner and got 46 MHS with power saving clocks on a mining rig with 6x GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. So if you have Nvidia GPU mining rigs with GDDR5X memory (GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti for now) you might wnat to give this tool a go and report your results in the comments below. And yes, the hashrate is higher not only locally reported, but poolside as well, so it is really working in boosting actual performance for Ethash mining. We are also seeing a decent improvement with Cryptonight as a memory intensive algorithm (more than 10%), so you might want to try with other algos as well and see if there will be extra performance gained fro this tweak.

To try out the new OhGodAnETHlargementPill tool that boosts Ethereum hashrate on Nvidia GDDR5X GPUs…

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